Monday, March 9, 2009

Ukraine's non-Malthusian future

From the blog at First Things:
By the middle of this century, according to UN projections, 57 percent of the entire Ukrainian population will be dependent elderly. That of course is impossible. No country can survive where only 30 percent work and most of the remainder are elderly (and a few children).
Fertility rates are an under-appreciated statistic.

Update: Here is an article about population implosion by Jennifer Roback Morse, an economist who has become an advocate for parenthood and the family.

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